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Discount makes Shire's Vpriv cost-effective Gaucher for Scotland

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Scotland's health technology assessment body, the Scottish Medicines Consortium, has accepted Shire's Gauchers disease drug VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa) for use on the Scottish NHS. The company was able to convince the consortium that VPRIV was cost-effective compared to its rival, Genzyme's Cerezyme, thanks to a patient access scheme.

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